WIN a copy of PAIRED: Champagne & Sparkling Wines

Rebecca Varidel
30th Aug 2016

WIN a copy of PAIRED: Champagne & Sparkling Wines (the food & wine matching recipe book for everyone)

Food and wine pairing can be easy! All you need are taste buds and a sense of adventure.

This beautifully presented, multi award-winning (including a 'Best in the World' Award at the recent Gourmand International Cook Book Awards), full colour recipe book will encourage and support you to experience the pleasure of food and wine pairing for yourself. The first volume showcases sparkling wines of all styles, and challenges usual perceptions by offering sparkling wines with tantalising home-cooked recipes for all courses of a meal, not just with finger food.

The delicious recipes, presented by husband-and-wife team wine expert David Stevens-Castro and food photographer Fran Flynn create a foundation to apply your new pairing skills with confidence. Leave your comfort zone behind, try the unexpected, and bask in discoveries that your taste buds will be forever grateful for.

Renowned award-winning Champagne expert Tyson Stezler contributes a foreword and discusses the current trends in Champagne and sparkling wine consumption.

Aimed at anyone with an interest in food and wine, this book uses a light-hearted and accessible style of language, plus full-colour illustrations to guide you on the right path to understanding food and wine pairings for yourself, with the added benefit of demystifying terminology and explaining wine labelling.

Seven chapters each showcase a style of sparkling wine, present a visual synopsis of the country of origin, supply complimentary cheese ideas, and several recipes that will pair with the topical variety. Every recipe—illustrated with full colour photographs—is introduced by Fran, while David narrates some pairing suggestions.

Common misconceptions about wine are dispelled, a broad range of dishes suitable for sharing and entertaining are presented, and suggestions on how you can introduce your friends to the wonderful world of food and wine are also provided.

PAIRED: Champagne & Sparkling Wines is not only informative, but an enjoyable and absorbing read that can take pride of place on your coffee table, when not in use in your kitchen.

The publishers Paired Media are offering one lucky reader the chance to win their own copy of this wonderful book. They are also offering free postage if purchased via their website using coupon code 'freepost16', for a limited time.

It is also available in good book stores Australia-wide and internationally via

For your chance to PAIRED

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2. Email (subject CHAMPAGNE PAIRED) with your name and phone number and up to 25 words why you would like to win this beautiful book.

3. Entries close Monday September 12th 2016 11pm.